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The saint whose death was followed by five centuries of oblivion

The Church of St Leonard in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat is a UNESCO  World Heritage Site. The town is named after the Frankish saint

Saint of the week

St Leonard (November 6) began to gain renown in the 12th century after a prince attributed his release from a Muslim prison to the saint’s intercession

Jeremiah’s expression of hope in adversity is a wonderful summons to the Year of Faith

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52

Daily readings: October 28 – November 3

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: October 21 – 27

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We speak so easily of humble service yet continue to trip over our pride

The word this week

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

The aristocrat who died in the Tower after his wife inspired him to become a Catholic

The Tower of London (Photo: PA)

Saint of the week

St Philip Howard (October 19) wrote spiritual works while he was imprisoned

Daily readings: October 14 – 20

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Faith is the surrender of all that we are to Christ

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler by Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911). ‘We instinctively sense the young man’s distress’

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wis 7:7-11; Ps 90; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

The Borgia who became a Jesuit in secret

St Francis Borgia Helping a Dying Impenitent by Francisco Goya

Saint of the week

St Francis Borgia (October 10), cousin of Emperor Charles V, became known as the Jesuits’ ‘second founder’

Daily readings: October 7 – 13

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms